Castelo de São Jorge

Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Great Views, Historic Sites, Romantic, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Things to Do with Kids: All kids like castles, and the bigger the better. Fortunately Lisbon castle is one of the grandest in the land and youngsters can enter a make-believe world of medieval magic at this landmark...  Read More
Romantic Things to Do: The castle is arguably the most impressive and evocative of Lisbon's rich collection of historic monuments. It's certainly the most ubiquitous, crowning the loftiest hill in the city and commanding...  Read More
Sightseeing: A sightseeing favourite, Lisbon's castle is the most ubiquitous of the capital's tourist attractions and is a "must see" on any visitor itinerary. The 1755 earthquake destroyed much of the original...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Apr-Sep: Daily; 9am-9pm
  • Oct-Mar: Daily; 9am-7pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Ticket Concessions Available

  • Things to Do with Kids: "Free guided tours can be arranged in advance. See website for details."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Always a popular tourist attraction, the castle is best visited at the end of the afternoon when the coach parties have left and the grounds are blissfully free of large groups of visitors."
  • Sightseeing: "Tickets aren't sold at the main entrance. Instead look for the office on the right of the path leading to the castle."
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: One of the city's greatest historical monuments, the castle remains a must-see for any visitor to Lisbon, and the views are spectacular.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: A National Monument in a superb location with jaw-dropping views, the castle remains one of Lisbon's must-see visitor attractions.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: One of Lisbon's – indeed Portugal's – great historical landmarks, the castle remains part of the city's identity and is a compelling sightseeing draw.

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